Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Cookie Week - Mom's Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Last year I made M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were fantastic and very popular, but the life of a blogger is that you have to change things up. So this year I decided to make similar cookies, but with a slight variation - my Mom's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with festive M&Ms.

1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
I cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 package Christmas M&Ms

1. Combine first five ingredients
2. Add flours, put soda on top and mix into flour
3. Beat into liquids
4. Add oats and raisins, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chips
5. Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet
6. Bake 350F for 14-15 minutes. When there is about 5 minutes left on the baking time gently put a few M&Ms on each cookie. Makes 45 cookies.

I can never decide which I like better - chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Life is full of difficult decisions. So if you want regular chocolate chip cookies you can check out last year's post (here) or if you want oatmeal chocolate chip cookies you can give these ones a try. They both taste fantastic.


  1. Oatmeal is my all time favorite when it comes to cookies. Yum!

  2. My mouth is watering. Shouldn't be reading this before bed...I want to jump up and make some.

  3. I love oatmeal cookies. I'm pinning this one!

  4. I love that this is your Mom's recipe and also that they have sunflower seeds! This is always a fun week on your blog. Happy Holidays!

  5. Ooh, I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Yes, I did use the cheap clear shoe boxes (on sale for around a dollar at Canadian Tire) for most of my Christmas decor but bought a few of the larger size boxes with snap on lids in the same aisle ($3 - $6 approx.) for special tree ornaments and my ribbons. It has been great to be able to see everything sorted by type or colour, and know exactly where the ribbons are, red beads in another, white balls in another etc. I got the idea from Yvonne at Stone Gable.